(Last Updated on : 06/09/2012)
Ajanta Cave 22, almost similar on plan and in dimensions to Ajanta Cave 21
, the shrine, antechamber and side-cells with pillared porches of this monastery were left incomplete.
The pillars of the verandah are all intact and, along with the pillars of the hall and porches, display fine workmanship in ornamental details. A similar skill is shown in the decoration of the finished pilasters, of which the front one on the right wall of the hall, with a figure breaking open the jaws of a makara
within the medallion, is particularly striking.
The naga doorkeepers of the door-jambs, each with a foot resting on an elevated platform, are noteworthy. Traces of plaster can be seen on the ceiling of the verandah.
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